Horse Health Matters®

When mounting, how do I calm my nervous, fidgety horse so he won't try …

by Jenni Nellist

April 18, 2017 15:22

Your horse can learn new things about being mounted and instead of being nervous and fidgety, he will learn that standing still and cooperating is worthwhile …

Mutual Grooming in Horses - You Scratch My Back, I'll Scratch Yours …

by EquiMed Staff

April 18, 2017 15:40

Horses often begin a mutual grooming session by scratching each others withers but then move up and down each others body using their teeth to scratch and …

Dental Care

Feeding the Toothless Horse

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Feeding the Toothless Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 11, 2018 08:36

"When feeding a horse with no teeth or with very severe tooth damage, feed a slurry of complete pelleted feed and/or mashed alfalfa pellets, and add in some …

Establishing a Daily Routine for Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 12:02

Horses do need daily care when it comes to feeding, satisfying thirst and exercise. Learn how you can make meeting your horse's basic needs an enjoyable break …

Tip of the Day

A common veterinary bill results from horses pastured in a wire fenced field. High tensil and barbed wire fences lack visibility. An excited or frightened horse may run into or through the fence leading to injury. Replace one or more wires with high visibility "poly-tape" to improve visibility.

Electrolytes for Your Horse - Just Buzz or for Real …

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 20, 2017 10:59

Learn about electrolytes and electrolyte alternatives and how electrolyte depletion is closely tied to the amount your horse is sweating …

Healthy Barn

Avoiding Barn-related Injuries

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Avoiding Barn-related Injuries

by EquiMed Staff

April 27, 2017 13:09

Learn about the common causes of injuries related to barn setup, equipment, maintenance, and procedures, and the actions you can take to prevent injuries to …

Hoof Care

What is a Farrier …

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What is a Farrier …

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 15:58

Learn about the 4 major services a farrier provides and how the farrier's knowledge and expertise are invaluable to you as a horse owner …

How do I identify hoof cracks and what is the best way to care for …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

July 20, 2020 18:41

Each crack in a horse's hoof is individual and the results or repairing and stabilizing the hoof crack depend upon the type, location and treatment …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

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Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

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Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

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Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Brood mare

A female horse used for breeding.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

es·sen·tial
/əˈsen(t)SHəl/
adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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I never had a friend till I started riding.

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